1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H Is Incredibly-rare Find

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1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H

One of only 48 red and gold Shelby GT350H rentals ever built, this amazing original find is also one of just 12 left in existence.

Any first-gen Shelby Mustang is obviously a relatively rare, treasured find. But the gorgeous red and yellow Shelby GT350H you see before you isn’t even your average Shelby, as crazy as that sounds. In fact, it’s one of only 999 delivered to Hertz in 1966. And it’s number 999. Even more impressively, this Shelby GT350H is in completely original, unrestored condition. Yes, somehow, some way, it beat the odds and survived the abuse that so many Hertz Shelbys suffered in their time.

Yes, this incredible survivor is alive, well, and currently for sale at Gosford Classic Cars. It also touts a complete ownership history, all the documentation you’ll ever want, and is completely numbers matching. Which is impressive for any Mustang, let alone an incredibly rare Shelby GT350H.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H

We mean, you’re talking about a car built specifically for a program dubbed “Rent-A-Racer,” after all. People literally rented these things, ragged them out at the race track, then returned them to their local Hertz dealer.

Astute Mustang fans will also notice that this particular car doesn’t sport the common Hertz black and gold paint scheme, either. Only 48 cars were painted in this particular scheme, which explains why you rarely see them. In fact, today only 12 red and gold cars are known to still exist.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H

This incredible Shelby GT350H obviously wears some patina. But overall, it’s in unbelievable shape given its history. Many of these cars simply didn’t survive the test of time, and yet, this one came through like a champ. Even under the stewardship of multiple owners over the years. And today, it serves as a reminder that not every Hertz Shelby was black and gold. Nor driven into the ground!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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